Buy side steers clear of CCPs

Regulators have pushed hard to ensure buy-side firms are able to access central counterparties since the crisis began. But despite the launch of several new services, very few buy-side participants are actually using them. By Mark Pengelly

Waiting for CCP standards

Proposed standards for central counterparties clearing over-the-counter derivatives will be published in May, tackling contentious issues such as governance, margin practices and default management. Dealers are anxious to ensure the standards are…

Renminbi realignment

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is staking its claim to become the de facto offshore settlement centre for renminbi amid expectations the Chinese currency will one day usurp the greenback as the dominant medium of exchange in the region. But there are…

The algorithm method

Algorithmic trading was once the preserve of the equity market, but is winding its way into foreign exchange trading. However, some question whether these services can be properly provided by dealers acting as principal. By John Ferry

The CME Icebreaker

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange launched a clearing service for credit default swaps on December 15, with several major dealers and buy-side firms as founding members. Will it capture market share from rival IntercontinentalExchange? By Alastair Marsh

Clearing up

Roger Liddell, chief executive of LCH.Clearnet, talks to Alexander Campbell

A Firms hand

Lou Eccleston, executive managing director of Fixed Income Risk Management Services, talks to Alexander Campbell

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